DirecTV 2013 Price Increases

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  1. johnny58259

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    Just received this e-mail tonight figured I would share
     
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    No price increase on entertainment pack I guess. Overall not a big increase per package. I'm not liking the $5/month increase AR Free that they kind of hide in the fine print.

    What is Total Choice Mobile?
     
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    5.00 AR fee what's that is that for everybody didnt look at the fine print
     
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    Also looks like they are retiring my package I have select classic u can get it now through retention but wonder if u can after the increase
     
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    Whoa! $25 Advanced Receiver? What on god's green earth is that?
     
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    It's actually $23. That's the dvr fee, mrv fee, and hd fee all in one. It's $20 now and I think it's required if you have the HR34 with mrv.
     
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    Exactly, the DVR fee is changing from $8 to $10. If you have the unbundled fees, HD is $10, DVR is $10, and Whole-Home is $3 for a total of $23. Right now you pay $21.

    If you have the bundled "Advanced Receiver fee", it is currently $20 and will increase to $23.

    So the $1 savings for newer customers is gone and all customers will pay $23 for the whole-home capable HD-DVR services.

    In general, the fees on accounts with DVRs will go up $2 or $3.
     
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    In general the increases are:

    Entertainment No Increase
    Choice $1
    Xtra $2 ($3 for grandfathered Xtra Classic)
    Ultimate $3
    Premier $5

    DVR Fee $2
    HBO $2

    So a typical customer with Choice and HD/DVR service will go up $3, which is 3.5%, under what Directv indicated at 4.5% average.

    Choice Xtra with HBO with whole-home HD/DVR service will go up $6, which is 5.3%, above the average Directv indicated.

    While it depends on each customer situation, the 4.5% average sounds reasonable and correct.
     
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    Thank you all for sharing and good to know so I can adjust my packages :) Other Services New Price
    Advanced Receiver-DVR.................................. $10.00/mo.
    Advanced Receiver*.........................................$23.00/mo.
    HBO®................................................Increases $2.00/mo.
    (except when part of the PREMIER™ Package)
     
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    ugh! Why raise the DVR fee again this year?

    looking at $5 increase....with faster internet here at the apartment and most of my shows are online, going OTA and streaming might be an option. Or :eek: might have to take up the "free" option through the apartment (but I'd have to get a DVR and thats $200 up front)
     
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    Yeah I do not quite get why they would raise the DVR fee again, since they just raised it like what 3-6 months ago. Lets just hope it does not reach the Comcast DVR fee, which in my area is like 17-18 dollars a month. All in all though, it does not look like the price increase is as steep as Dish.
     
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    All these broadcasters demanding higher and higher prices are making it hard on us all.One of these days they will price themselves right out of business.
     
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    It appears HBO has discovered a new price point that will finally make me call up and cancel my subscription.
     
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    HBO is out of their mind charging what they do
     
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    Yeah, HBO is now $18/month. Even the 3 month free Cinemax toss in doesn't make that much easier to swallow.

    With the quality of HBO on demand and HBO go now, I view me subbing to HBO just one or two months a year and catching up on any of their series I like at one time.
     
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    HBO is going to price themselves out of the market as like many programmers are gonna do :)
     
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    Who is throwing in Cinemax for 3 months when they order HBO? Thanks for help and reply :)
     
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    If you read the fine print, it says $25 with some sort of $2 credit during a promo period...

    Advanced Receiver
    fee $25/mo. reduced by a $2.00 bill credit for each month that Advanced Receiver fee is active during its promotional period.
     
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    Yes, which is $23!
     
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